IHSA 1st Round of Playoffs
First Round of IHSA is in the books…. who’s still standing?
October 31, 2015
It’s IHSA playoff time… win or turn in your uniform and equipment…
Here is our recap:
Mount Carmel 42, Glenbard North 15
The Caravan advance over Glenbard North in a BIG win 42-15.
A.J. Lewis and Michael Kennedy combined for 260 yards rushing and five touchdowns, and the Caravan defense stood up to a powerful rushing attack.
“Watching (Glenbard North) on film all week preparing for them, these guys are very athletic and they make some great plays,” said Lewis, who rushed for 111 yards in the first half and 114 overall. “These dudes can play football.”
A.J. Lewis finished the contest with 14 carries for 114 yards and 2 TDs.
By the time Glenbard North ran its fourth offensive play, Mount Carmel tallied 16 snaps and held a 14-0 lead. But the Panthers (7-3), then, looked ready to make a game of it.
Glenbard North drove 66 yards in 10 plays to cut Mount Carmel’s lead in half, but the Caravan demonstrated the biggest difference between the teams just before halftime.
Anthony Thompson completed his second pass attempt, a 38-yarder on a fade route to Steve Wirtel, to set up Lewis’ second short touchdown and give the Caravan a 21-7 halftime lead. Thompson went 4-of-6 for 103 yards and a score.
Palatine 20, Sandburg 19 OT
Palatine one play better than Sandburg in OT
One play and one point separated two of the most evenly matched teams in the IHSA playoffs’ first round Saturday.
Sandburg and Palatine went back and forth throughout the rainy afternoon, each team taking turns making big plays and big mistakes.
Then it all came down to the final play which proved to be the biggest… Palatine safety Elvin Lama Sosa leading a charge of Pirates that swarmed Sandburg quarterback Alec Fidan on a potential winning two-point conversion. The tackle secured Palatine’s 20-19 overtime win in the Class 8A playoffs.
“Both teams made a lot of big plays,” Sosa said. “You just had to forget about it and go on to the next one, and it was like that all the way to the end.”
The Pirates’ Zach Oles led the way statistically speaking going 10-for-18 passing for 137 yards and two scores plus 14 carries for 33 yards and a score TD. Teammate Josh Turner carried the back 12 times for 99 yards and one TD reception.
On the other side of the ball, Alec Fidan went 5-for-10 passing for 93 yards and a TD plus 19 carries for 85 yards and a score on the ground.
Oak Forest 51, Quincy 14
Zack Russell had 124 rushing yards and 2 TDs, Jaron Johnson had 121 rushing yards and 1 TD, and Nick Czesewski added a 65-yard punt-return score for Oak Forest.
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